As I've griped about here for 8? 9? years, I don't get to fish enough. Although it's true enough that like a living parable, everyone I know who can "fish enough" is not satisfied either. I had a tour with elected officials canceled one morning and so I thought I'd challenge the October Gods for a Maryland largemouth before work. I caught several 8-12" bass in extremely heavy cover in a flowing pool, and had big fish slip the hook at least three times, before getting a hold of this guy. My second biggest largemouth of the year. Interestingly enough, it was caught on a very small Diezel Chatterbait set up for redfish. Silver hardware and pearl trailer. Because why not.
It wasn't a monster, somewhere in the 3lb and 15" range. But it's a big fish for me, and I was happy to come down in the swamp and "do what I came to do." On the other hand, my fish selfie game needs some serious improvement. See below.
Hope you all are enjoying the recent onset of fall weather and getting outdoors.